Category: hotel industry

Hotel industry vs Airbnb heats up as FIU pulls out of research project

FIU Inset: Airbnb founders Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky The hotel industry’s campaign against Airbnb and other online short-term rentals has taken a new turn. Florida International University, a state university that gets some of its funding from Florida taxpayers, has dropped out of an American Hotel and

Miami Beach a top market for hotel investment in 2015: report

An aerial view of Miami Beach’s hotels Hotel investors across the country spent a record $40.5 billion on hotel buys, new projects and new capital in 2015, according to a new STR report.  And Miami Beach was among the top three markets, preceded by New York and San Francisco, in terms of…

Reports: Hotel industry surpasses 5 million rooms…and more

Ocean Drive in Miami Beach Hotel rooms in the United States surpass 5M rooms: STR The number of hotel rooms in the U.S. reached a new record when it passed 5 million in June. The room count plateaued at 4.5 million rooms in February 2008, according to STR. The 5,001,163 rooms are in 53,554 properties